LAPD Opens New Investigation Into Roman Polanski

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Roman Polanski

The filmmaker is reportedly accused of sexually assaulting a 10-year-old girl in 1975.

Los Angeles police have opened a new investigation into filmmaker Roman Polanski, authorities confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter

No additional information was able to be released, but the Associated Press reports Polanski is accused of sexually assaulting a 10-year-old girl in 1975. Although the statute of limitations has passed on the case, detectives may be able to use evidence to build on other cases.

The 84-year-old Polanski has been a fugitive since 1978 when he fled to France while awaiting his sentence for being convicted of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old.

His accuser, Marianne Barnard, said she was molested during a photo shoot after the Oscar-nominated director had her pose nude.

A rep for Polanski did not immediately return a request for comment. 

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